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Water-Based Screenprinting Today: From Hands-on Techniques to Digital Technology Paperback – October 1, 2006


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Watson-Guptill (October 1, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0823057283
  • ISBN-13: 978-0823057283
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.4 x 10.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,195,615 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Roni Henning was the director of the Screenprinting Workshop at the New York Institute of Technology for twenty years. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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This book is in depth and rich with images, information, and tips.
mg
While the book makes a point of being about water based techniques, these days all screen printing is water based.
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Even a non-artist will find this book amazingly enjoyable and interesting!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By E. Maurelli on August 7, 2007
Format: Paperback
This practical guide to the silk screen process is really useful. There are plenty of illustrations and detailed instruction on how the author achieved the look shown. Of course, as with all art making, there is always more than one way to do something. The author explains how projects are handled in their particular shop. The section on halftone screens is very useful, as is the explanation of monotyping. This book takes the time to explain ways of making the process work "at home." I used sections out of this manual for a beginning silk screen class, and they found it helpful
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Buffy on August 6, 2010
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You will benefit (or not) from this book depending on what type of screen printing you are looking to do. First and foremost this is centered on fine art prints. This is what I was searching for and still found this to be a major disappointment.

Up to page 19 covers the author's printing collaborations with other artists. No technical information.

Page 21-41 covers using the screen to make monotype prints. As the name suggests, monotypes are one-off prints, more akin to original paintings than longer print runs. I am personally more interested in producing 100 of the same print rather than a unique, one-of-a-kind artwork.

Pages 43-71 cover the subject of creating stencils with the emphasis on hand drawn or hand cut stencils. I was more interested in photo mechanical stencils, not having to hand paint or draw a stencil.

Pages 74-75 show how to coat screen with emulsion. Useful, but you can find even better videos on the internet. Pages 76-81 cover exposure and again, the information can be found in a much clearer format in videos online. Page 82 is washing the screen. Page 83 is touching up the screen.

Chapter 5 is about color mixing.
Chapter 6 is "Printing Screenprints" and covers screenprinting tables, drying racks, squeegees, paper, up to cleaning the screen and removing emulsion. Again, pretty basic material.
Chapter 7 "Computer Techniques" pages 119-140 covers basic photoshop techniques. If you've never used photoshop this might be helpful, but I would think a dedicated photoshop book would be more useful.

I was mainly looking for a book geared to photomechanical type screen printing, in larger runs similar to an Andy Warhol style print. This book was more focused toward free-form, hand drawn methods of screen printing. While the techniques and materials used were interesting, it's not what I was looking for.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on March 5, 2011
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I bought this book about a year ago, and totally ate it up. Recently signed up for a screen printing class at the Lower East Side Printshop in New York, and was amazed to see that the instructor was one and the same as the author of my favorite screen printing book. After taking the class from Roni Henning, realized that she has that casual knowledge from years and years of making very high-end prints for famous artists. Quite a different experience than a printmaker who teaches or writes about their own silk screening process. She has seen it all, has confronted every problem, and has a wider range of techniques than you'll normally see in a typical how-to book.

While the book makes a point of being about water based techniques, these days all screen printing is water based. The inks are that good, and there's no reason (learned this all from Roni) to expose yourself to the toxic chemicals of oil based inks.

What I loved about this book, is she walks through tricky to understand processes in clear steps, great images....and writes in a way that you can totally follow and feel confident that you've got the insider tricks. She breaks down sophisticated methods into very step-by-step approaches, so you can fully comprehend how to do it. I used the book to narrow down the many, many methods of screenprinting to focus on just a few. She's a specialist in monoprinting, and that section is both unusual to find and unusual to find written so clearly.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By mg on March 8, 2011
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I teach middle school and high school visual art and I love this book. I keep my copy at school as a reference. But, it is more than a reference. For quick screenprinting instructions, one can simply look online and find tons of stuff. This book is in depth and rich with images, information, and tips. It is inspiring because many of the artist's profiled are sophisticated and their images complex-- it goes beyond what I would have imagined a "screenprint" could be. This book is an excellent in depth overiew of the complexity of the process, and of course, I love the non toxic water-based aspect as a teacher.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Michael Rosenblum on March 4, 2011
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Five years ago I took a silkscreening course with Roni at Lower East Side Print Shop in NY. I am not a professional artist and I only wanted to do some silkscreening for fun. This April I will have my first one-man-show in a major gallery in Manhattan. All silkscreen. You can not find a better teacher than Roni. And, of course, I already own the book. Otherwise I would be buying it here.
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